Camille Phillips

Camille Phillips began working for St. Louis Public Radio in July 2013 as the online producer for the talk shows. She grew up in southwest Missouri and has a Master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Camille has also worked at public radio stations in Columbia, Mo. and Kansas City, Mo. As an intern for Harvest Public Media her work aired on KCUR, KBIA, NET Nebraska, Kansas Public Radio and Iowa Public Radio.

In her free time, Camille enjoys reading, dance, hiking and canoeing. She was drawn to journalism as a profession by a passion for hearing different perspectives and a desire to provide a platform for conversation.

NPR Story
7:23 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Update on record of suspect in Ferguson shooting of police

County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch and County Police Chief Jon Belmar announce the arrest of Jeffrey Williams.
Wiley Price | St. Louis American

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 10:25 pm

Updated with probation information. Jeffrey Williams of north St. Louis County has been arrested on charges of  shooting two police officers shortly after midnight last Thursday in Ferguson, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced Sunday. Williams, 20, has admitted to firing the shots, but said in his statement that he was not aiming for the officers, McCulloch said.

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State News
5:52 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Legislator: Limit Metal Theft By Setting Up Task Force

When copper piping like this is stolen, it can be costly to replace.

Originally published on Mon February 16, 2015 10:35 am

Illinois Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, has introduced a bill to form a task force of metal theft experts. Together they would work to find long-term solutions. He introduced a similar bill last year that passed in the House but not the Senate.

Hoffman said he is sponsoring the bill because of an increase in metal theft recently in the Metro East — everything from copper lines on utility poles to air conditioner coils and carburetors.

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NPR Story
1:27 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

President Obama Speaks On Ferguson, Police Training

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 11:30 am

President Barack Obama says he has asked Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to create a plan for a “careful and appropriate response to any potential violence” that may occur after the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case is made public.

Speaking Sunday on ABC’s This Week, the president said he doesn’t want a repeat of this past August.

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State News
4:14 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Social Media And The Ferguson Shooting: Magnifier, Megaphone And Vehicle Of Threats

Three observers use their phones to record a protestor yelling at a line of police outside of the Ferguson fire station on Sunday, August 10, 2014. "You have guns. Our babies don't have guns," she said.

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 11:07 am

Update: After least four says of of denial of service attacks, the main St. Louis County government website was restored on Monday, August 18. Work was still continuing on restoring auxiliary sites.

Updated at 12:30 on Friday August 15 with the latest on the St. Louis County website.

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